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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Please join us for Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's Challenge #65!

Hi and welcome!  Today I am posting about Retro Rubber Challenge Blog's new challenge!  It is number 65 and the challenge involves using a sketch!  So fun!  Won't you join us?  The only requirements are to use the designated sketch and a stamp one year old or older.  Easy!

Here is the challenge graphic and the card that I created for this challenge:

To create this card, I used a large piece of pinkish paper, die cut the ballerina twice (Hero Arts) trimmed her from the paper, layered one image atop the other using dimensional adhesive, added Wink of Stella to her hair, skirt and shoes.  I adhered her shoes to her feet.  When I saw this die I had to get it, it reminds me of my youngest daughter who is a pointe dancer, studying for 6 years.

On a silver metallic piece of paper I trimmed, I stamped the sentiment (from 2010 or earlier, I saw it on a blog post on the internet from Lawn Fawn in 2010.  It was a free giveaway stamp I was lucky to receive with an order back then.)  I used black colored Stazon ink on the shiny paper.

Next, I applied the silver strip to a white card stock,  I rounded the corners of the white paper, then added the dancer, and floral and round sequins.  I glued this whole assembly atop a black folded card. I really love this dancer, she is so elegant!

This sketch is so fun to follow!  Come play with us!  Then come back to the Retro Rubber Blog the Sunday following the challenge end date to learn the winner!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Christine, what a fun girly card! I love the ballerina and your card is perfect for the sketch. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Such a sweet card! It takes me back to when my girls went to ballet when they were young. It's a perfect little girl card but sophisticated enough for anyone. Lovely work.

  3. I adore the sweet colors and image on your card! The ballerina is perfection. Well done!

  4. What a beautiful card, Christine! I haven't seen a ballerina die before and it's wonderful! Your details keep her in the spotlight and the colors are perfect. Great card!!

  5. This is absolutely beautiful and so graceful, I would imagine the gymnastics focus in your house, leads you towards examples of athletic grace! I love the die and the beautiful paper you have used. Cx

  6. Christine, this ballerina die is gorgeous, must investigate!!
    Love the soft pink you chose to die cut it, love the little accent flowers you added to her outfit and hair.
    Sweet card for any girl, young and old.

  7. So pretty, I love the attention to detail